Why a choice of no investors can create a better solution, constraints drive tough decisions

GigaOm has a great post to get people thinking that not having investors in your startup is a an option many should consider.

Who needs investors! Why many startups should bootstrap instead

by Andrew Gazdecki, Guest Contributor


MAY. 25, 2013 - 12:00 PM PDT


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Many of today’s startups are obsessed with figuring out the best way to score investors. But for many companies bootstrapping it might result in a better product and a healthier business in the long run.

One of the benefits mentioned in this post is "limits set useful boundaries"

Some of the best data centers embrace their constraints.  Those data centers who spent the most money are rarely the most beautiful.

Many people have an illusion that great design come from no constraints.  Google and Apple have billions of dollars to create new services.  But, think about some of the most innovative ideas are being created by start-ups.  Here is a talk that illustrates the specific point of the beauty of design with constraints. 

Faruk Ateş

Constraints, or “things that limit freedom,” sound like a pretty bad thing. But in this talk I will explain not just that constraints are a good thing, but that they are beautiful—and important for great design, great software, and great products.